When is surgery indicated for the management of pediatric Crohn disease?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Surgery is considered when medical therapy fails. [7]   [34] Indications include intractable disease with growth failure, obstruction or severe stenosis, abscess requiring drainage, perianal fistulae, intractable hemorrhage, and perforation.


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